What is a good herbal supplement for memory enhancement?

Can you please recommended an herbal supplement or any other supplement to enhance memory recognition? have you tried Gingko Biloba? Does it work well for you, any effects?

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  1. oldtimekid2 says:

    There are actually quite a few. Ginkgo Biloba is one of the most popular and effective supplements that help to boost memory because it helps to increase circulation to the brain… I’ve noticed huge benefits as I’ve been taking it for a few years.

    Aside from Ginkgo, some of the most popular ones are Acetyl L-Carnitine, Fish Oil (Omega 3), Phosphatidylserine (abbreviated PS), DMAE, Huperzine A, Bacopa Monnieri (or Monniera), and Vinpocetine.
    There are a LOT of people that get a lot of benefit from any combination of those. I would suggest adding one at a time to your daily regiment as too much too fast can be tough. I would recommend starting pretty much in order of how I listed them… that’s a pretty good listing in order of popularity and effect for the general population. Good luck and I hope I helped!

  2. Qurṭuba says:

    Fish oil [omega 3], Gotu kola [sometimes referred to as Indian Pennywort], ordinary garden sage [Salvia officinalis], Rosemary, Lemon balm [Melissa officinalis], Ginkgo biloba, Rhodiola rosacea [known also as arctic root….and it is an adaptogen] and the various Ginsengs [these are also adaptogens]. The adaptogens help combat stress in addition to potentially boosting memory and providing an energy boost.

    You don’t need to take all those. You should take fish oil for general health and well-being any way and if you are vegetarian or vegan there are other options such as flaxseed oil or capsules of the herb purslane. Other than fish oil you can add rosemary, sage and basil to your cooking and that will hopefully benefit you…..these herbs are also antioxidant rich. And Lemon balm can be taken as a tea and is refreshing and also helps with anxiety and might promote restful sleep in addition to being a memory herb. Gotu kola is great for the skin too if you wanted to supplement with that for memory.

    Further reading regarding these herbs and fish oil and their benefits for memory and cognition:

    Ginseng:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/2760833.stm

    Gotu kola:
    http://www.altnature.com/library/gotukola.htm

    Lemon balm:
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-171716/Lemon-balm-help-memory.html

    Rosemary:
    http://www.worldhealth.net/news/rosemary_may_boost_memory/

    Rhodiola rosacea:
    https://www.medicine-plants.com/articles/39/

    Salvia officinalis:
    http://www.wellness.com/reference/herb/sage-salvia-officinalis-salvia-lavandulaefolia-salvia-lavandulifolia/

    Ginkgo biloba:
    http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/ginkgo-biloba-000247.htm

    Fish oil:
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/5811752/Taking-fish-oil-supplements-can-reduce-memory-loss-in-old-age-claim-scientists.html
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-391503/Fish-oil-calms-children-better-Ritalin.html

    Contraindications:
    Consult your GP if pregnant, nursing, or being treated for any chronic illness. And if you are on prescribed medications, always talk to your GP before taking any herbal supplements…….some herbs interact with some drugs. Ginkgo is a blood thinner for instance so should not be taken with medically prescribed blood thinners, or by anyone who may be at stroke risk….a GP can further advise here and should always be consulted if you are under a GP’s care for any medical condition.

  3. Hello,

    There are also many herbal and homeopathic remedies which can help maintain harmony, health, and systemic balance in the brain and nervous system, without side effects or sedation.

    These remedies are known for their supportive function in maintaining brain, nervous system, and circulatory health, as well as overall well-being.

    They include Gotu kola, Rosemary, Asian Ginseng, Calcium phosphate, and Ginkgo Biloba of course – clinical studies have indicated its effectiveness in restoring the functioning of the circulatory system and improving blood flow to the brain.

  4. Below are a list of some of the more popular memory / focus / concentration / attention improving products. You can find them in local health food stores and the internet.

    1.http://focusfast.com/
    2.http://www.vivimind.com/

    Focus Fast is stimulant free and contains the most ingredients.
    Vivimind is the newest product on the market

    There are also a few others that are pretty good that you can find in the ‘Wellness and Health’ sections of the above mentioned stores, or even through google. It’s a big market right now. The downside to that is … there are a lot of crappy or ‘cheap’ products … usually single ingredient ‘wonder pills’ or just a re-branded multi-vitamin. It’s kind of easy to spot them because they just *look* cheap.

    As for food help … Fish Oils and anything high in Omega 3s are considered ‘brain food’. Also, small amounts of caffeine can help with CNS stimulation for short periods of time – just be sure to take it black! Putting anything inside it negates the affects.

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